Archbishop Raymond L. Burke named to College of Cardinals

Cardinal-designate Raymond L. BurkeThe Archdiocese of St. Louis is happy to announce the elevation of Cardinal-designate Raymond L. Burke to the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals (to take place on November 20th)!

Read more about the Consistory in our special 2010 Consistory of Cardinals section.

Cardinal-designate Raymond L. Burke is the Archbishop-emeritus of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and was Archbishop of the Archdiocese from 2004-2008. He is currently stationed in Rome as the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. (Read his statement on the Consistory here)

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said of Burke: "Cardinal-designate Burke’s faithfulness and service to the Church have served the people of St. Louis well, and we proudly extend to him our congratulations, best wishes, and promise of prayerful support." Read Archbishop Carlson's full statement »

Others to be elevated to the rank of Cardinal include Archbishop Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington. You can see a complete list of those to be elevated on the Catholic News Service blog.

More Information and Resources

All information about this year's Consistory can be found on the Archdiocese of St. Louis' 2010 Consistory of Cardinals section in the Archdiocesan Archives ( Please be sure to check back often, as more information is posted!

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